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EHS students and teachers receive Narcan training

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Students learned about the importance of administering Narcan when needed and the negative effects of addiction


Students and teachers at Everett High School (EHS) received training on how to administer Narcan – a medication that is used to reverse an opioid overdose – when needed. The training, which was led by Fenway Health (ACCESS Drug User Health Program) Overdose Aftercare and Outreach Specialist Brielle Carelli, educated students on how to administer Narcan and when to use it. In addition to Carelli, Everett Public Schools Youth Substance Prevention Specialist Juliana Blodgett, Everett Fire Department Outreach Addiction Specialist Paul Guarino and Assistant Director of Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Eric Mazzeo spoke about their roles in the community and how they will be interacting with youth going forward. The students also had the opportunity to learn about the effects of addiction and alcoholism on individuals, families and communities.

The goal of the training was to engage with EHS students and teachers on what the meaning of harm reduction is and how Narcan can save lives. Additionally, the training helped spread awareness to all high school students about fentanyl, the dangers of counterfeit pills and the importance of administering Narcan.

If you or someone you know is dealing with Substance Use Disorder, there are resources available. The Everett Fire Department offers the Roadmap to Recovery program, which helps individuals and families navigate through community services that can access recovery resources. Roadmap to Recovery can be reached by calling or texting Paul Guarino at 617-879-0489. The Everett Recovery Connection (ERC) is a program within the Public Health Department that focuses on connecting the community to addiction and recovery support services. The ERC can be reached by contacting Substance Abuse Services Coordinator Chris Simonelli at 617-579-6421.

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